Carving a Stylized Acanthus Leaf

2019-03-27T15:37:07-04:00 March 13th, 2019|

This is a brief introduction to "Carving a Stylized Acanthus Leaf."

This 2 episode lesson shows how to carve a highly stylized acanthus leaf which differs from the strict details typical of most classical acanthus designs.

  • Lesson Contents: 2 episodes; template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Basswood
  • Size: 7"w x 9-1/2"h x 1"d
  • Tool List: 6mm v-chisel; #3, 6 mm; #3, 18mm; #5, 14mm; #7, 6mm; #7, 10mm; #7, 14mm; #9, 6mm; #11, 3mm
  • Skill Level: Intermediate


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  1. Jerry Poirier March 14, 2019 at 5:37 am - Reply

    Mrs. May, you do great carvings. I have watched many of your videos, but this is the first one where you have worn this type of a carving glove. Could you tell me where you got it. It looks so much more comfortable then the ones I ware.

    • MaryMay March 14, 2019 at 7:29 am - Reply

      Hi Jerry, Thank you! Believe it or not I think I found them at Harbour Freight Tools. The ones with a pad along the side of the hands are best, as they can add cushion. Bicycle gloves or weight lifting gloves generally work well. These are mechanics gloves and actually a bit bulky and sometimes get in the way.

  2. dave holz March 20, 2019 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    hay mary, nice work

    • MaryMay March 21, 2019 at 8:45 am - Reply


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